HARVEY OYER III
PARTNER, SHUTTS & BOWEN, WEST PALM BEACH
Shutts was founded 111 years ago in Miami by Col. Frank Shutts, who also founded the Miami Herald. It is one of Florida’s oldest and largest law firms, now employing nearly 500. Oyer has been with Shutts for the last 13 years. Among his many civic involvements, Oyer helped save and restore Palm Beach County’s historic 1916 Courthouse and Palm Beach’s iconic Worth Avenue.
|EDUCATION||University of Florida (BA), Cambridge University (MA), University of Florida (JD)|
|PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION||Probably a unique one: Underwater archaeologist to Marine Corps officer, to lawyer, to cattle rancher, to children’s book author. Not the career path I anticipated but certainly has been interesting.|
|FLORIDA LOVE||Florida’s diversity. We have everything and everyone needed to make it the most desirable place in America to live.|
|NEW HOBBY||I have taken up beekeeping, which has turned out to be a little more challenging than I anticipated.|
|READING||Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown|